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Ryan Elias

Ryan Elias

Cap No 1132

Profile Biog
DOB 07th Jan 1995
Birthplace Carmarthen
Position Hooker
Club/Region Scarlets
Height 1.88 m (6' 2“)
Weight 110 kg (17st 4lbs)
Honours Wales (13 caps)

Ryan Elias followed in the footsteps of his Scarlets skipper Ken Owens from the junior ranks of Carmarthen Athletic and Ysgol Bro Myrddin into the regional set-up. He then made 45 appearances for Carmarthen Quins between 2013-16 in the Welsh Premiership.

He toured South Africa with Wales U18 in 2013 alongside Steff Evans, Josh Adams, Tom Williams, Rory Thornton, Ollie Griffiths and Adam Beard and went on to make eight appearances for Wales U20 in the 2014/15 season.

In the space of a month during the 2014/15 season he went from being fourth-choice hooker at the Scarlets to playing in a derby win over the Ospreys. His first start in the Guinness PRO12 came at Glasgow and his Champions Cup debut came against Leicester Tigers at Welford Road.

He started for the Scarlets in the Guinness PRO12 semi-final and final wins over Leinster and Munster in Dublin in 2017 when skipper Ken Owens was injured. He came on as a replacement for Owens in the 2018 final defeat by Leinster in Dublin. He reached 100 games for the west Wales region in the 2018/19 season.

He made his senior Wales debut came as a replacement against Tonga in Auckland on 16 June, 2017 on the summer tour. A week later he made his first start in the 19-17 win over Samoa in Apia. He was drafted into the 2018 6 Nations squad two days ahead of the opening game against Scotland when Scott Baldwin was injured in training, but didn’t figure in the tournament.
He toured with Wales once again in the summer of 2018, scoring the match winning try in the victory over South Africa in Washington DC. He was on the winning side in each of his first seven games for Wales. His 6 Nations debut came as a replacement in the victory over Italy in Rome on 9 February, 2019.

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First Team

Dan Biggar

Dan Biggar

Fly Half

Josh Adams

Josh Adams

Wing

Hallam Amos

Hallam Amos

Wing

Adam Beard

Adam Beard

Lock

Gareth Davies

Gareth Davies

Scrum Half

Cory Hill

Cory Hill

Lock

Seb Davies

Seb Davies

Lock

Eliott Dee

Elliot Dee

Hooker

Ryan Elias

Ryan Elias

Hooker

Rob Evans

Rob Evans

Prop

Wyn Jones

Wyn Jones

Prop

Samson Lee

Samson Lee

Prop

Dillon Lewis

Dillon Lewis

Prop

Ross Moriarty

Ross Moriarty

Back Row

George North

George North

Wing

Hadleigh Parkes

Hadleigh Parkes

Centre

Aaron Wainwright

Aaron Wainwright

Back Row

Owen Watkin

Owen Watkin

Centre

Tomos Williams

Tomos Williams

Scrum Half

Jake Ball

Jake Ball

Lock

Talupe Faletau

Taulupe Faletau

Back Row

Leigh Halfpenny

Leigh Halfpenny

Full Back

Alun Wyn Jones

Alun Wyn Jones

Lock

Josh Navidi

Josh Navidi

Flanker

Ken Owens

Ken Owens

Hooker

Aaron Shingler

Aaron Shingler

Back Row

Justin Tipuric

Justin Tipuric

Back Row

Liam Williams

Liam Williams

Full Back / Wing

Leon B

Leon Brown

Prop

Jonah Holmes

Jonah Holmes

Wing

Jarrod Evans

Jarrod Evans

Fly Half

Rhys Carre

Rhys Carre

Prop

Johnny McNicholl

Johnny McNicholl

Full back/Wing

Taine Basham

Taine Basham

Back row

WillGriff John

WillGriff John

Prop

Will Rowlands

Will Rowlands

Second Row

Louis Rees-Zammit

Louis Rees-Zammit

Winger

Nick Tompkins

Nick Tompkins

Centre

Rhys Webb

Rhys Webb

Scrum Half

Dewi Lake

Dewi Lake

Hooker

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